International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences

Mission Statement

The core subject of the study group is research of sound and/or movement using multidisciplinary approaches incorporating the wide spectrum of different sciences in combination with ethnomusicology and/or ethnochoreology. These include, but are not limited to, fields such as biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, medical sciences, engineering science, computer sciences, and cognitive sciences. Ethnographic methods remain an important part of the research and lie at the core of respective projects.

The aim of the study group is the promotion, support and dissemination of research that uses such approaches within ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology. Furthermore, we hope to bridge gaps between ethnography based research and methods applied in the sciences. This will be achieved through the presentation of ongoing and new research, reflective discussions on theories and methodologies, and conversations on the challenges and possibilities raised.

 

Projects by Members

 

Become a Member

All ICTM-members that work with the described approaches are welcome to the study group. There is no restriction on the field of music/dance or sound/movement under research.

To become a member please write a message to the chair (Kendra Stepputat), vice-chair (Lara Pearson) or secretary (Rafael Caro Repetto). You will then receive further information.

 

Executive Committee

Chair: Kendra Stepputat

Institute of Ethnomusicology
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Graz
Austria

E-Mail: kendra-iris.stepputat@kug.ac.at
Website: Kendra Stepputat - KUG

Vice-Chair: Lara Pearson

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Frankfurt am Main
Germany

E-Mail: lara.pearson@ae.mpg.de
Website: Lara Pearson - AE

Secretary: Rafael Caro Repetto

Institute of Ethnomusicology
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Graz
Austria

E-Mail: rafael.caro-repetto@kug.ac.at
Website: Rafael Caro Repetto - KUG

 

Mailing list

Mailing list of the ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences (SoMoS)
stg-somos@ictmusic.org

This mailing list is used as the main channel for communication and discussion about all topics relevant for the group. Everyone working in our field or interested in these topics is welcome to subscribe to it. Please send your request to the secretary of the study group.

 

Online Presence

Facebook

ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement and the Sciences
https://www.facebook.com/ICTM.SoMoS/

This facebook group is an informal platform, open to anyone on facebook who wants to be a member.

Public - accessible to all site users

Call for Papers for the 2nd Symposium of ICTM-SoMoS

The Call for Papers for the Second Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement and the Sciences (SoMoS) is now published! Abstracts can submitted until February 15th, 2022.

In the link below you can read or download the full call.

The Proceedings of the First Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences are now published online!

The Proceedings of the First Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences, edited by Rainer Polak, Rafael Caro Repetto, Andre Holzapfel and Lara Pearson, gather the abstracts of all the papers presented in the Symposium, either in its original short form (300 words), or in an extended version (1,500 words) according to the authors' decision. The Proceedings are publicly available in Zenodo.

Report on the First Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences

The First Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences (SoMoS) successfully took place from September 28th to 30th. The sixteen papers presented covered a wide range of topics, approaches and methodologies that have defined SoMoS since its inception, and we were happy to note that there were almost an equal number of papers addressing movement/dance on the one hand, and sound/music on the other.

Announcement: Dates for the 2nd Symposium of ICTM-SoMoS!

The Second Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences will take place from October 26 to 29, 2022, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The call for papers will be published soon. Stay tuned!

First Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences

28-30 September 2020
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

General information for participants

Announcement: Change of dates for the 1st Symposium of ICTM-SoMoS

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the date for the 1st Symposium of ICTM-SoMoS in Stockholm has had to be delayed to September 28-30, 2020.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change.

First (1st) Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Sound, Movement, and the Sciences - Call for Papers

28-30 September 2020 (new dates!)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Submission deadline: 15 January 2020 (deadline extension!)